Renaissance Star Reading®

Keep every student on track for the high levels of literacy they need for success in school and in life with a comprehensive reading assessment. For universal screening, progress monitoring, goal setting, and more.

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Award-winning K–12 reading assessment

From struggling reader to high achiever

With Star Reading, you don’t need different tests for different populations—one comprehensive assessment provides all the insights needed to guide literacy growth for emergent readers, struggling readers, English Learners, and high achievers. From skills data for day-to-day instruction to year-over-year growth, Star Reading helps educators accelerate learning for all.

Accurate

See how your students are progressing toward mastery of state standards. Star Reading is highly predictive of performance on state reading tests.

Targeted

Get more than a score. View students’ mastery of specific skills or state standards, what they’re ready to learn, and related instructional resources.

Trusted

Star Reading is highly rated by the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) for academic screening and academic progress monitoring.

Quick

Reduce your testing footprint with an innovative, computer-adaptive assessment that takes the average student only 19 minutes to complete.

Actionable data at your fingertips

Star Reading transforms assessment data into action steps for educators, giving teachers helpful insights and tools to strengthen classroom instruction.

View an entire class’s achievement and growth data on a single graph, so you can easily group similar students for small-group instruction.

For each instructional group, Star Reading uses the score range and median score to automatically recommend skills students are ready to learn.

View an entire class’s achievement and growth data on a single graph, so you can easily group similar students for small-group instruction.

For each instructional group, Star Reading uses the score range and median score to automatically recommend skills students are ready to learn.

One assessment, many uses

Personalize instruction and target support

Placement tests

Eradicate over-testing by eliminating separate placement tests for each instructional program. Star Reading can help place students into content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Edmentum™, Classworks®, and more. Plus, Star Reading fully integrates with Renaissance Accelerated Reader®.

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College entrance exams

As early as sixth grade, Star Reading helps you identify students who may need additional support to get on track for college and career readiness. See how students are progressing toward the ACT benchmarks for reading and English as well as the SAT benchmark for evidence-based writing.

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State linking studies for Star Assessments

Forecast students’ future performance Wisconsin summative tests

With Star, you can forecast which students are on track to perform well on your state’s summative test as early as fall—giving you ample time to intervene early and help get all students on track for success.

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The student experience

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Word Knowledge and Skills

Star Reading measures students’ knowledge and understanding of vocabulary, as well as their ability to apply vocabulary strategies.
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Star Reading is available in Spanish!

See a side-by-side comparison of English and Spanish scores to accelerate reading growth in both languages for English Learners, dual-language learners, and immersion students.

Powerful Assessment Tools

See data on a broad range of reading skills appropriate to each grade level

Guide students to become proficient readers with a research-based, empirically supported learning progression for your state. It identifies the continuum of reading strategies and skills needed for students to reach grade-level proficiency and achieve mastery.

Reading: Literature
  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Summary
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Craft and Structure
  • Point of View
  • Structure of Literary Text
  • Word Meaning
  • Connotation
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Reading: Informational Text
  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Prediction
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Sequence
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Connections and Relationships
  • Summary
  • Craft and Structure
  • Text Features
  • Author’s Purpose and Perspective
  • Word Meaning
  • Organization
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Connotation
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Argumentation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Language
  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Word Relationships
  • Structural Analysis
  • Context Clues
  • Real-Life Word Connections and Applications
  • Vocabulary in Context
  • Antonyms
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Synonyms
  • Word Reference Materials
  • Figures of Speech

“We knew that Star Reading was reliable. It predicted our overall district proficiency dead on—it was exact.”

Sherree AlvarezDirector of School Improvement and Accountability, Bradford County School District

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Recognized by educators and industry leaders nationwide

  • ED Tech Cool Tool Finalist 2019
  • TCEA
  • ISTE
  • Tech Learning Awards of Excellence
  • NCII

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